Sanitarian - Public Health

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $20.80 - $31.77 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The City of Grand Prairie is looking for a highly motivated professional to be part of its Public Health and Environmental Quality Department as a Public Health Specialist.

The City of Grand Prairie offers great retirement and healthcare benefits. This is a GRAND opportunity to work for a secure employer.
The Environmental Specialist will protect public health and the environment by ensuring compliance with federal, state and local health and environmental regulations by conducting various health/environmental inspections, including but not limited to restaurant and daycare inspections, conducting public education activities, responding to citizen complaints, conducting disease prevention activities, and conducting environmental investigations.

Other duties include assisting with the administration of various programs and completing administrative duties. Working some weekends, after hours and rotating emergency response are job requirements.

In addition to inspecting various establishments, the Health Specialist position is also required to perform vector control duties. This includes but is not limited to collecting samples to test for the West Nile Virus and spraying to protect against the virus.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts facility inspections by observing practices, processes, equipment, records, and site compliance with federal, state, and local rules.

  • Oversees sanitary sewage cleanup and hazardous waste pickup by documenting and controlling cleanup activities; contacting the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality; submitting follow up reports; testing surface water for impact; collecting samples; picking up household hazardous waste; transporting waste to the Environmental Collection Center; transporting containers back to storage; and responding to environmental emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Health Science, Science Education or a closely related field
  • One (1) year experience working in an environmental health related position
  • Applicant not already possessing a Professional Sanitarian Registration must pass the Professional Sanitarian exam issued by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or attain Sanitarian in training Registration within six (6) months of employment.
  • Must possess a valid Class C Texas driver's license.
  • Requires ability to obtain the following certifications within 12 months of hire date:
    • Hazardous Materials Management Certification
    • Certified Pool Operator's Certification
    • Pesticide Applicator's License
Work experience may be substituted with a Masters in Public Health or a Master of Science and a Professional Registered Sanitarian Certificate or eligibility for a Sanitarian in Training Certificate.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Grand Prairie, Texas United States View Map